Arts news

Henry Moore at Hauser & Wirth

A MAJOR exhibition of work by the great sculp[tor Henry Moore runs at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, at Durslade Farm, Bruton, until 4th September. Henry Moore: Sharing Form has been curated by Hannah Higham of the Henry Moore Foundation in collaboration with the artist’s daughter Mary Moore. A comprehensive survey spanning six decades will extend…

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Dorset showcases creative talent

DORSET Art Weeks, this year from 14th to 29th May, is a major biennial celebration of Dorset’s artists and makers, this year attracting entries from more than 250 painters, potters, sculptors, photographers, textile artists and others, across the county. It is one of the country’s largest open studio and visual arts festivals, a showcase of…

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Academy takes the stage

BATH Theatre Academy is taking to the stage at the Theatre Royal’s Egg for a three week residence from Thursday 12th May to Saturday 28th, ending with a production of Sondheim’s darkly comic musical, Sweeney Todd. The residency by The Egg’s in-house training school starts with a double bill featuring It Snows and The Wardrobe,…

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Hepworth flies to Amsterdam – and Moore

A HUGE 2.5 ton sculpture by Barbara Hepworth was lifted by crane from its home in Salisbury Cathedral Close to be transported to Amsterdam, where it will be one of the exhibits in the gardens of the city’s Rijksmuseum. Construction (Crucifixion) began the long journey from Salisbury Cathedral to the Rijksmuseum Gardens, Amsterdam, where it…

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New outdoor shows for Artsreach

THE summer 2022 programme for Artsreach, Dorset’s rural touring charity, brings some new names to the local outdoor theatre scene, including the hilarious Three Inch Fools, who delighted audiences at Stourhead last year, and open air circus company Brainfools. The summer programme, running from May to August features 11 productions visiting 14 communities, offering from…

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Jubilee Fund grant for Mowlem Theatre

THE Mowlem Theatre at Swanage and arts diversity charity Diverse City have been awarded nearly £10,000 from the Arts Council’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund, to support cultural activities in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The Let’s Create Jubilee Fund will ensure that thousands of people from communities all across England will have the opportunity to…

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Frome Festival back with full line-up

FROME Festival is back this year, after last year’s Covid-reduced programme, with a full line-up of great performances and participation events from Friday 1st to Sunday 10th July. Headline names for 2022 include Radio 1 DJ Jo Whiley, hosting an opening night party at the Cheese and Grain; followed by legendary singer guitarists Andy Fairweather…

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Extending the Wonderfund magic

THE remarkable success of the Wonderfund project, providing free tickets for children and supporting schools to come back to Bath Theatre Royal’s Egg means the funding can be extended for up to two more years. On Thursday 24th February, Bath’s dedicated young people’s theatre hosted the Wonderfundraiser to celebrate the project and acknowledge the support…

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